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BLP: Why tipping fee in hard times?


BLP: Why tipping  fee in  hard times?

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WITH GOVERNMENT projected to take in more than $50 million from the municipal solid waste tax, the Opposition Barbados Labour Party wants to known why it is now charging an additional $25 plus VAT tipping fee for every tonne of waste delivered to the landfill.

In a statement issued by spokesman on the environment Senator Wilfred Abrahams yesterday, the BLP accused the Government of failing to learn from its past mistakes.

“This tipping fee proposal was objected to from the beginning by the major players in the waste collection industry,” Abrahams said.

“It was objected to by contractors and it was objected to by the ordinary Barbadian with properties large enough to generate significant amounts of refuse, including garden waste.  And I am sure that if the truth was known, it was advised against by some of the more enlightened persons in the Ministry of the Environment.” (RRM)

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